Sacred Texts  Classical Paganism  Sacred Sexuality  1st Lines  Index  Previous  Next 


A Wheaten Priapus

Also by Marcus Valerius Martialis

Si vis esse satur, nostrum potes esse Priapum:
    Ipsa licet rodas inguina, purus eris.

An thou would fain go filled thou mayest devour our Priapus;
Even consume his yard--pure thou shalt ever remain.

If thou desirest to appease thine hunger, thou canst eat our Priapus; thou mayst munch even its privities, thou wilt still be pure.

Next: 95. First a wild-fig-tree trunk was I, not useful as timber